Flowers for Cheryl and Betty Lou

 

June 21, 2023

l-r at bottom of photo) Sharon Thackeray, Tanis Ross and Carol Johnsrud were part of a group that recently planted five pink lilac bushes at the Chinook Presbyterian Church in honor of Cheryl Upshaw Barber. Plans call for daffodils to be added in the fall in honor of Betty Lou Barber Stender, Cheryl's mother-in- law. (Photos of Cheryl and Betty Lou are inset at the top of the photo). Both women were active members in the church and both died from cancer. Daffodils in Betty Lou's honor will be planted this coming fall. Other locals who helped with the project but are not pictured are Roxanne and Terry Townsend and Don Ross.

Cheryl Upshaw Barber succumbed to cancer in late 2021. Cheryl was a long time active member of the Chinook Presbyterian Church and known for her regular calls to folks wishing them to "Have a nice day." Cheryl's family asked if some of the memorials given to the church in her honor could be used to plant pink flowers at the church in her honor. It was common knowledge that pink was Cheryl's favorite color.

About a year later in September, 2022 Betty Lou Barber Stender, Cheryl's mother-in-law, died after a prolonged battle with cancer. Also an active member of the local congregation, Betty L...



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